English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Belassis Hy2 Sawl33
  • Belasis Ric1 13 ib


Belasize (lost), Belassis Hy 2Sawl 33, Belasis Ric 1 ib 32d, 13 ib 32.A French p.n., 'beautiful seat', v. bel 2 , assis , in contrast to Malasize (infra ).